Orban Design

Providing the highest quality architectural rendering for Charlottesville and beyond.

year in review – 2021

Despite the pandemic, the pace of construction and design seems to continue unabated, thankfully one of the bright spots of the economy. As folks are using their homes much more, I have also found an increase in the number of inquiries for design services for renovations and new construction. My proportion of work between 3D renderings and permit drawings has noticeably shifted towards the latter compared to previous years.

Many of the projects that I prepare drawings for I also have the opportunity to prepare 3D models of the architecture to assist with making design decisions and to understand the 2D drawings. The following images are projects where I also prepared working drawings up to permit/ pricing sets for my clients.

Other work shown below are renderings for various clients: owners; builders; real estate agents; developers. I am pleased with the relationships I have developed and maintained over the years, and here’s to many more exciting projects in the new year.

Fall 2018

It’s time to foray into some new software again. I’ve heard lots of good things about Enscape 3D rendering, and finally decided to give it a try. I’m finding it a joy to use, and for visualizing designs, especially interiors, it does a splendid job. It’s one more tool I can add to my repertory, alongside Blender and V-Ray. The following kitchen interior renovation was modeled in Sketchup and I used Enscape to provide quick, and interactive views of the design.

I also have some new renderings I’m happy to highlight here. Included are an interior rendering for new construction, a chapel exterior, and a urban landscape design proposal.

Summer 2018

It’s been a while, we need to return to updating the blog! There are a handful of projects to showcase here, some new and a few that are updates of earlier projects. Often, a project that comes into the office from an architectural firm will go through a design phase where the renderings are used to inform architectural decisions. Once the design is refined, that architect’s client will want a set of renderings with more “life” to them that can then be used for marketing. The first two projects shown were in the office earlier that came back to get populated with “entourage.” The following residential projects are a mix of styles and interior and exterior renderings.

2018 wave!

We’re ramping up for some big projects this year! There is some great work on the boards, and it has already been quite busy with a slate of projects since the new year. Here are a couple projects from the beginning of the year. The restaurant interior renderings are updates from earlier versions I worked on last year. The client is finalizing finishes and lighting fixture selections, so the renderings have been helping them make these decisions. The residential interiors below have actually been going through a similar process, The architect is using these to show the clients how their finish selections and millwork installations will look in the existing spaces.

Restaurant interior & apartment Fall 2017

I worked with a Stoneking/ von Storch architects on rendering this interior design for a new restaurant in town. We went through several iterations testing finishes and lighting options to refine the initial design.

This next project was done for a development company that is marketing a residential building on the waterfront in Southeast DC. I prepared some initial marketing material for a presentation the company was preparing. These renders show a typical apartment interior and the rooftop amenity space.